|Date of Birth:||27 Apr 1932|
|Date Commissioned||01 Apr 1953||Course||60 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Apr 1986|
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|-||Wg Cdr||No.64 Squadron||Commanding Officer|
|04 Oct 1974 - 24 Jul 1977||Wg Cdr||29 Wing||Bamrauli (Allahabad)||Station Commander|
|08 Aug 1977 - 15 Aug 1977||Wg Cdr||No.44 Squadron||Pune||Commanding Officer|
|18 Aug 1977 - 12 Aug 1980||Gp Capt||No.44 Squadron||Pune||Commanding Officer|
|-||Air Cmde||AFS Jalahalli||Bengaluru||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Flt Lt||Kambiranda Muthanna Ponnappa||4503 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1964|
|Details :|| |
Flight Lieutenant Kambiranda Muthanna Ponnappa has been operating with transport units in J & K area since 1955, and has flown a total of about 700 operational hours in this area. He was one of the pilots who flew out heavy and cumbersome engineer stores and vehicles to the forward areas. He carried out 25 such missions successfully. As these loads were not capable of ejection in the air, each landing sortie was fraught with grave danger. He also carried out about 250 supply dropping sorties in that area.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Ponnappa has displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.|